Oct 5, 2015

Artist Ai Weiwei finds Beijing studio bugged

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei found several hidden listening devices in his Beijing studio after he returned from a trip to Germany, his friend Liu Xiaoyuan said Monday. Ai could not be reached, but he has posted photos of the bugs found in electric ...

China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

Jul 22, 2015

China gives Ai Weiwei his passport back after 4 years

Ai Weiwei announced on Instagram that he got his passport back Wednesday, four years after it was confiscated by Chinese authorities. The artist and government critic posted a photo of himself holding a Chinese passport with the caption, “Today, I got my passport.” Ai ...

'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

Nov 21, 2013

'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

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Ai Weiwei is a controversial troublemaker in his homeland of China, but his reputation abroad is that of a brilliant dissident artist. His latest protest against the government was a gesture: Unable to leave the country, Ai sent an empty chair to the Stockholm ...